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Are you looking to have a little bit of Hawaii at home? Do you need gifts for Hawaii lovers in your life (including you!)? Looking for something to do while you await your next island vacation? Want the perfect gift for your favorite island-lover? Here are some tips to enjoy Hawaii at home – and create your own island staycation.
Gifts for Hawaii Lovers – including you!
So grab your slippers (never “flip flops, and certainly not “thongs”!) and head out to your lanai (or whatever outdoor space you have!), and enjoy a taste of Hawaii at home with these gifts for Hawaii lovers.
Set the mood:
(1) Enjoy a favorite playlist here, or (2) make your own music with a ukulele – The Kala app makes it easy to learn your first song. (3) Light an Aloha Orchid-scented candle or (4) create some outdoor ambiance with custom solar lanterns – just like the ones at The Piece of Mind Retreat.
Dress the part:
Start your day with (5) soaps and other bath products from Aila Niu, like this sampler set to keep or gift. While you may not have a plumeria tree or bevy of orchids at your fingertips, (6) you can still make your own lei with this simple lei kit and a bunch of sturdy-stemmed flowers, like roses or carnations.
Want a more lasting look? (7) Shop Pueo’s jewelry collection for a stunning piece to wear year-round. (8) And shop Pueo’s boutique site for your outfit, accessories, and more. Want something more casual? (9) Then sport your Piece of Mind Retreat shirt.
Grab a book:
If you want to plan your next trip, there is no better book than (10) Hawaii the Big Island Revealed: The Ultimate Guidebook Want a seminal, across the centuries piece of historical fiction? Then choose James Michener’s (11) Hawaii: A Novel.
Prefer insightful non-fiction on the centuries long diaspora of the Polynesian people? Consider (12) Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia. And next on my list of fiction is highly recommended (13) The Shark Dialogues, by Kiana Davenport. Want something a little more creative? How about (14)
Hawaii: AN ADULT COLORING BOOK: A Hawaii Coloring Book For Adults?
Eat and Drink Aloha:
(16) And add an island twist to your pancakes, waffles or French toast with this coconut syrup (pro tip: when you choose to travel again, this powdered, mix-at-home, coconut syrup is carry-on friendly, key if you try to avoid checking luggage, like we do). Or spread some (17) honey infused with lilikoi (passionfruit) on your Hawaiian rolls or toast.
Want to make an island-style meal at home? (19) Try these recipes, including a festive tropical cocktail.
Love nuts? Try these (20) sweet macademia nuts. If not, have (21) an island-flavored signature shortbread, from Big Island Candies. Enjoy either with (22) a cup of decaf coffee from Hawaii Coffee Company.
What are your favorite gifts for Hawaii lovers? Tag us on Instagram @thepieceofmindretreat.
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